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June 29, 2016
R.I.P. gentle giant, to a great football player...thanks for sharing one's GIFTS with the fans........PRAYERS and BLESSINGS
August 03, 2015
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
August 04, 2014
Bubba you are already missed!!
My brother Floyd Smith, played football with Willie Ray and Bubba, the three Smith Boys. The night of the game Floyd stayed with the family.
Coach Smith liked coon, so my mother would bake them with sweet potatoes, and I would take it to school for Coach.
Every time I saw Bubba on TV, I would let my guest know I went to school with him. I was proud to see how he turned out to be famous, I knew someone that was a star.
You were called home to a better place, God's way not ours.
April 26, 2014
Did you really turn over a police car in the first Police Academy movie or did a stunt man do it? If you did you were very strong!
August 14, 2013
Wow he was taken too damn early from us.
July 19, 2013
May You R. I. P. Big Guy.
March 24, 2013
R.I.P. BUBBA!!!
YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!
MAY GOD'S LOVE BE WITH YOU
AND YOUR FAMILY !!!
December 15, 2012
To Bubba Smith,
You did a great job as Officer Hightower in the movies Police Academy parts 1, and 2. My prayers go to your family and collegues. Lisa Weiner
November 30, 2012
To Bubba smith,
I thought you were a great actor. you did a great job playing Office Hightower in the movie Police Academy Parts 1, and 2. My prayers go out to your family and collegues. Lisa Weiner
October 10, 2012
You passed on my 36th birthday you were so underrated for a Hall Of Fame bust wish you still earn it.
May 19, 2012
April 27, 2012
I thought he was great in the police academy movies. There was a scene in either the first or second one and a man comes up to high tower when he's in a car to yell at him and as he looks in the car he notices that the front seat has been removed and that he's driving the car from the rear seat. So the Guy quietly turns around with the funniest look on his face and returns to his own vehicle and leaves in a hurry.LOL.great movie!great man!
January 20, 2012
Bubba was a friend of mine when he played with the Oakland Raiders. He babysat my kids a couple of times for me. they loved it I hand forgotten until my oldest son reminded of this He was a very sweet and thoughtful person and good with kind. He will be missed.
November 08, 2011
I dated Bubba the summer of 1970 before I was recruited from Morgan State College to NYC. He was such a nice person. I was the dancer for the Peobody Conservatory of Music Rock Concert Group and he came to see me dance. He made quite a stir sitting there on the front row. He also came out to Morgan on several ocassions to visit me in the college newspaper office. He was loved by Baltimore.
I often talked about his kindness and how considerate he was. He will certainly be missed. Rest in Peace my friend.
November 03, 2011
November 02, 2011
Rest in peace Bubba you will be missed.
October 24, 2011
To the family of Bubba Smith,
May you all get comfort from the God of all comfort, and draw close to God at this time. James 4:8
September 12, 2011
Rest in Peace Sir!!!
September 04, 2011
Remembering An Honourable Man.

My sincere condolences to those he's left behind.

I hope that you can find some peace and comfort
in knowing that this extraordinary person is remembered
by many people. Many fans who loved him so very dearly.

Blessings.
August 23, 2011
May the Faith of the family and friends be a comfort to them as they travel through this storm.Please find solace in remembering Gods word which says "to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD".
August 22, 2011
I worked with Bubba on one of his movies, "Down and Dirty" as a script supervisor. Bubba was so sweet, human, down to earth, and just a joy to be around. He loved to sit and talk to the crew about any subject that came up. I could see he was in physical pain in his knees, most probably from his past career in football, and would often opt to sit instead of stand. In between takes, when he leaned against the set car to rest his legs for a moment, the entire car moved under his weight. I was so amazed at his size (I am only 5'2") and strength, yet he was so sweet, kind and gentle. I would have loved to have wrapped him up and taken him home. My husband surely would not have minded since he was an enormous Bubba fan himself. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, fans and all who knew or wished to know this gentle giant. Rest in Peace, Bubba. You deserve it.
August 17, 2011
I went to junior high with Bubba Smith and his mother was one of my teachers. I will always remember how Bubba towered over the rest of the students at Dunbar in Beaumont, TX. He was a nice kid then and seemed to have been a wonderful grown up. He will be greatly missed. Dr. Virginia Holmes Cook (Kansas City, KS)
August 16, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 12, 2011
My name is Everette W. Adams III, Dad Everette W. Adams Sr. (Deceased) and Mother Charlene Adams. Bubba was an inspiration to me all through my life. As a child, born in Beaumont, I could not wait to see him on the practice field. The Bulldogs always had C.P. in the news. He would always take the time to let my friends know he knew me.In 1963 I was a the CP Bulldogs' Child team mascot. After school on occasions, Bubba would babysit me and my sisters Emma & Cynthia while he did his homework. I was only six years of age and my friend use to stare at Bubba through our windows and wait for him to finish babysitting, just so they could get to walk across the football field with him as he went home. My Dad and Mom worked as head custodians at Charlton-Pollard HS. I had many that made sure I stayed out of trouble. Like Couch Smith, Coach Randall, plus each of the smith brothers Lawrence and Willie-Ray. I don’t have to tell you that this was in the day that you could get a spanking from those that knew your parents and sometimes those that didn’t.
I last spoke with Bubba about 6 months ago by phone; he was giving me advice (as he always have done) on how best to help my Nephew with his football career. I and all of my family will miss him. What a grand meeting must be taking place in heaven among those that we knew from the past. My father and Bubba’s father probably made sure his rooms were ready for him. It would have to be rooms with high sealings because Bubba's spirit was and always will be much larger than his physical statue.
August 12, 2011
It was always great times when Bubba would return to Beaumont, your friends from Blossom Dr. know you have found everlasting peace with Coach & Momma.
August 11, 2011
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
August 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.....you will greatly be missed Bubba.
August 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Remember there is a song called He's An On Time God. May he rest in peace.
August 10, 2011
Dear family.....such a sad day. Who would not feel sadness of such a loss if they knew Bubba.
August 10, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 10, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 10, 2011
Iloved you on tv high tower
August 09, 2011
To: Bubba Smith Family:
When your heart is heavy about a matter such as this, you believe others can lift you up. If you really knew your heart you would never doubt its value to you. God speaks to us through our hearts because all that God is, is Love, and God is in the midst. Ms.Sadie Charlton Pollard High School C/O 51
August 09, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 09, 2011
Charlton- Pollard HIGH SCHOOL FAMILY WILL MISS YOU BUBBA. BLESS THE SMITH FAMILY IN TIMES LIKE THES. A.C.
August 09, 2011
I was shocked when I heard of the passing of my beloved friend. I had the distinct pleasure of representing Bubba in the purchase of his home on Sunlight Pl.in L.A.where we shared several great memories,especially the weekend vollyball games on the sandy beach in Santa Monica,Ca. Bubba would select his team mostly of females because he said he did not need any wimpy men on his team, he could wup up on us with the girls, and he did..He was an awesome competor on and off the field,he possessed an awesome presence,very kind and truely a gentle giant. Love You Man, may God bless you and rest in Peace.
August 09, 2011
to the smith family im so sorry for your loss he was funny as hightower in the movies,what a loss god gets all the great people.god bless you chris
August 08, 2011
To the family of Bubba be strong. To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord . He is resting with his heavely Father now. God Bless!!!! S. Mosley
August 08, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to "Bubba's Family.
I will continue to pray for the family and you have my deepest sympathy .

Love Marie Wilson
August 08, 2011
My condolences to his family. I always enjoyed watching him play football. The transition to movies must have been an easy one for him, he was great in the roles that he appeared in. God has a new angel on his team now.
August 08, 2011
To The Smith Family:
I am sorry for your loss at this time but please be assured that God sustains those who lean on him for support as stated in the 55th Psalm verse 22.
August 08, 2011
To God be the glory. Rest in peace Bubba. Prayers are sent to the family for strength and support during these difficult days.
August 08, 2011
I am very sad at about a loss of a gifted actor and football player,I never met Bubba, i have seen his movies. My prayers go out to the family. May God Bless Your family.
August 08, 2011
loved the man great player and funnya s all get out you will be missed
August 08, 2011
Michigan State University is a sadder place today. We will miss you, Charles.
August 08, 2011
A legend that will live forever. I remember Bubba from MSU and met him in one of the stores there. Great Guy. So sorry for your loss.
August 08, 2011
Bubba was great actor enjoyed his work.
Mary in Martinsville,Va.
August 08, 2011
I am very sad at about a loss especially this one,I never met Bubba but i have seen some of his movies and he was very humble, my prayers go out to the family, hold you rhead to God and he will take care of all of you...sorry for your loss and May God Bless You
August 08, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 08, 2011
BUBBA, YOU WERE GREAT ON THE FIELD AND ON THE SCREEN.
YOU WERE RESPECTED BY ALL. GOD HAS A SPECIAL PURPOSE THAT HE TOOK YOU SO SOON. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. REST IN PEACE BUBBA.

JANIS ,HOUMA,LA.
August 08, 2011
It was such a surprise to hear the news that Bubba passed on. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He was a great football player and actor. His persona in life showed us what a real gentleman he was. We need more people like Bubba in the world. May he rest in peace.
August 08, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss, Bubba was such a funny person, and a great actor. I will miss him.
August 08, 2011
Bubba Smith was one of footballs greatest. Watching him play the game was something to see. My sincerest condolences go out to his family.
August 08, 2011
To the Smith family,
Big Bubba was not only my friend,but a friend to whom had the honor to meet this great man.Well Big Man,you will always be imbedded in my heart,as a true gentleman.I will miss you ole friend,but now you are with Gods angels guiding you to everlasting peace.God Bless The Smith family in their time of need.Our sincerest condolences to all of you with our devoted love.
All of our very Best to the very best,
Elliot B. Riebman and wife Geraldine
The "Original "Big" "E" #68
"NO FAME JUST A NAME"
BOCA RATON,FLORIDA
August 08, 2011
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 08, 2011
Bubba you will missed,For the few years that I worked for he like to talk about growing up and his Mom an Dsd He was Good Man with a Good Heart, Hes with the family Now God Bless
August 08, 2011
Bubba Smith Family:
I am sorry for your loss. Bubba played in some very funny movies. Always serious, I liked that. He played football well too. I was shocked to hear of his passing, may our Heavenly Father Jehovah, friends, family and fond memories be of comfort to you during this time of grief.
August 08, 2011
Growing up a Spartan Football fan, I loved them. I ran against Gene Washington and Clint Jones. I remember the defense as being awesome. Bubba, George Webster,and the rest of the defense. Bubba was a gentle gaint but a force on the field. I loved him in the Police Academy movies. I was shocked and sadden when I heard he had passed.He will surely be missed. My deepst sympathies to his family.
August 08, 2011
Though I am a Notre Dame fan ( Michigan St being a big rival) & New York Jets fan (Colts being rivals back then too), he was an amazing player to watch & a funny yet good actor with the size of a giant with a heart to match. My prayers go out to his family. R.I.P. "Bubba" Smith
August 08, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the late Mr. Bubba smith. I loved him in the Police academy movies and miller light commericals. I was shocked and saddened of his sudden passing. R.I.P Hightower. You will be missed.
August 08, 2011
Heartfelt sympathy to my family that I really never knew. I always heard about my cousins that played ball but only met Bubba once. Stangely we worshipped at the same church but our lives never crossed. Rest in peace Cuz I know we will see each other one day in heaven.
August 07, 2011
From Texas to Michigan to MaryLand to California, Now You Can R.I.P Bubba Smith. Junior McCarter
August 07, 2011
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family of the late great Mr. Bubba Smith. He was one of my absolute favorite characters in the Police Academy movies (if I was having a bad day and needed a good laugh, I would put on one of those movies and that would make me feel better). The world has lost a GREAT man indeed. My son (also a huge fan) and I were shocked and saddened at the news. May he provide as much happiness and love in Heaven as he did on Earth. Rest in Peace Mr. Bubba "Hightower" Smith. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time -
August 07, 2011
Pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17). GOD blessing on the Smith Family.

C W Mitchell, Buna, TX
August 07, 2011
we still miss your Baltimore Colts legacy up here in Frederick, Maryland. God with God sir! FMM, Frederick, Md.
August 07, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Bubba. Hightower was one of my favorite characters in Police Academy. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for his family.
August 07, 2011
MY CONDOLENCES TO BUBBA SMITH'S FAMILY. WE HAVE LOST A GREAT PLAYER. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
August 07, 2011
As a native Baltimorean and BALTIMORE COLTS fan Bubba's passing leaves a hole as does the passing of John Mackey. We have lost two great gentleman in a short period of time.
August 07, 2011
"Bubba", you are one of a kind. That is why you were loved so much. I'm going to miss you dearly, but want forget you and the interest we shared so dearly.
August 07, 2011
I didn't watch him in sports, but my father did. I loved him in Police Academy. He was a natural!
August 07, 2011
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of this great football player, and more importantly, a great man. It's so hard in day and age to find someone who exemplies how great player should act on and off the field. Please remember during this time of sorrow that God is near to those that are broken at hear, and He can be a true source of comfort for you.
August 07, 2011
A True Gentleman in all aspects is what he was in this life. In his transition to his new life that is probably multiplied by zillions. TO THE FAMILY of BUBBA, May the GOD of Comfort touch your hearts, and let you know that BUBBA is in a place, much better than this one. That in transition we will all hopefully end up in HEAVEN. GOD LOVES YOU AND WILL KEEP YOUR HEARTS IN PERFECT PEACE, AS YOU KEEP YOUR MINDS STAYED ON HIM!
August 07, 2011
I think he was the best, I remmber him going after Roger Starbach and it was said he chased him for over a 100 yards in that game
August 06, 2011
RIP BIG BUBBA. You sure will be missed.Go be that great football player in the heavens like you were on this earth.
August 06, 2011
Charles Arron "Bubba" Smith, You entertain many people on the football field. Lots of memories for many. You were humble down here on earth, God Angels are meeting up at the gates of Heaven. R.I.P Mr. Smith!
Andrea Harkless, Culver City, CA
August 06, 2011
To the family of Bubba Smith,you all have my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers.Mr. Smith was a really good football player and had many friends.I remember him in Police Academy he was great.Debbie In Louisville Ky
August 06, 2011
I had the pleasure to meet Bubba when he was in Beaumont one time visiting his mother. He was truly a gentleman and a pleasure to meet. He was so kind to several people that recognozed him and chatted for a few minutes before leaving the store. He will be missed.
August 06, 2011
I am write this note for my mother. She went to high school with Bubba. I remeber growing up and my mom telling me about him every time we say something about him. RIP. Gone too soon.
August 06, 2011

growing up near Baltimore, I have fond memories, of Colts football. Will miss you, rest in peace. I'll always have my Police Academy collection to remind me of a kind and gentle man. R.I.P
August 06, 2011
one of the best nfl player in history of football r.i.p
August 06, 2011
I remember him as a Baltimore Colt and we had season tickets bit we did CHAT " KILL BUBBA KILL". We loved him - Sharon Grabill;
August 06, 2011
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY GO OUT TO YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. I AM AN OLD COLT FAN AND ENJOYED WATCHING HIM PLAY FOR OUR TEAM THE BALTIMORE COLTS. MY FAMILY REALLY ENJOYED AND LAUGHED AT HIM PLAYING HIS CHARACTER HIGHTOWER IN POLICE ACADEMY. HE WILL SORELY BE MISSED. MAY HE FIND EVERLASTING PEACE IN GOD PRESENCE. THE POWERS FAMILY
August 06, 2011
RIP
August 06, 2011
The best Miller Lite beer commercials were the first ones with Bubba Smith and Dick Butkus as a twosome. The funniest one was when they were decked out as tennis players, and Bubba says "We can be civilized, too!"
August 06, 2011
I rememember seeing Bubba for the first time as a little boy, in the Miller Lite commercial,and asking my Father, Dad who is that and him telling me "That's Bubba Smith All American outta Michigan State" and then we broke out in laughter as he spoke those ending words "I also like the easy opening can" GOD BLESS THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!! Matthew 14-16
August 06, 2011
You were so fun to watch on the big screen as well on the football field.
It is my hope that you are now resting in the Lord.

Prayers for the family.
August 06, 2011
WOW,
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR FAMILY'S LOSS THIS MAN MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD IN THE DAYS OF WATCHING POLICE ACADEMY WOW THAT SHOW GAVE ME SWEET DREAMS OF MAKING A CAREER OUT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE MISSED ALWAYS'S LOVED
August 06, 2011
Once in awhile a great one emerges and Bubba lived his life as one, he will be deeply missed by all generations that knew him.
August 06, 2011
Loving Michigan State in the sixties meant loving Bubba Smith. We treasure our memories as students there, especially those memorable football games. To the Smith family we send our sincere condolences for the loss of your precious Bubba much too soon; to the the Lord we send our praises for the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, who redeemed our lives so that we could have life more abundantly here on earth and in heaven for eternity.
August 06, 2011
God Can Heal A Broken Heart!!
August 06, 2011
The sports world admires great athletes. The world admires great men. Bubba was highly admired.
August 06, 2011
May the God of all comfort be with his family.We look to the time when the one's we love will be with us a life time.Psalms37:29.
August 06, 2011
schade das er so frueh gestorben ist ein guter und lustiger schauspieler wir werden ihn vermissen traurig um bubba
August 06, 2011
Bubba, you will be missed not only on the "Big Screen, but on the Field also. RIP big guy and help keep the peace in that heavenly district, where i know you will be going...

An Old friend from Baltimore

Kirk Felix
Newmarket ON Canada
August 06, 2011
Bubba Smith I'm gonna miss you who can do your part in Police Academy.Rest in Peace Big Guy.

Butch Sweet
Lansing, Mich. 48912
August 06, 2011
To the Smith family, may God send the comforter to you and may Bubba Smith rest in sweet peace our father.
August 06, 2011
God Bless and Peace
August 06, 2011
RIP Bubba, You will truely be miss. I will always cherish the time we spent at Charlton Pollard. The fun we had on the football team.

Your classmate Robert Larking
August 06, 2011
May GOD Bless Your Family You Will Be missed.R.I.P.Bubba Smith. Rolanda Hayes,Beaumont,Texas
August 06, 2011
Thank God for Jesus,thank God for you being you.To the Family;Remember ,You were and are so Blessed!!!
August 05, 2011
TO THE FAMILY OF BUBBA SMITH,
HE WAS A GREAT FOOTBALL PLAYER AS WELL AS AN ACTOR AND HAD A HEART OF GOLD.HE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED.MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN HIS MEMORY KNOWING IT WILL SUSTAIN YOU AND MAKE YOU SMILE WHEN YOU THINK OF HIM AND THE AWESOME HUMAN BEING HE WAS.YOU HAVE MY SINCERE& DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS GOD BLESS YOU ALL. REST IN PEACE MR. SMITH.
SINCERELY ,
MS. C. MAE BURTON-JOHNSON
August 05, 2011
Rest in Peace for you were the True Man that your Family in-
stilled the virtues of being true to yourself.Thanks for the Great
moments on the football field and screen.My prayers are with
the family .
August 05, 2011
R.I.P.
August 05, 2011
May God Bless Your Family You Will Be Missed.R.I.P.Bubba Smith
August 05, 2011
May you Rest in Peace, Gentle Giant, and may your family be comforted in this time of tragic loss, you will always be one of the greatest men that ever played the game.
August 05, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 05, 2011
rip bubba u was a awesome actor in police acememy as u would say it best yama yama yama!!!:( u will be missed
August 05, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 05, 2011
To the family of big bubba smith. Here stands a Man a real Man who love the game of Football and being the Police officer he played he will be really really Missed by all Especially me. I love seeing him play Football on sunday. So now Bubba your playing in the Heaven FootBall Team play for God who is your Coach now make all your touch downs there in Heaven rest On My Big Big Brother Bubba.

From The Rev Allen and family in Toledo.
August 05, 2011
Rip Bubba
To a kind and gentle friend. To a wonderful and caring person. Always a gentleman always respectful
August 05, 2011
R.I.P. MR SMITH
August 05, 2011
Bubba you will missed as a great Football player and as a great actor
August 05, 2011
My condolences to the family and friends. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.
August 05, 2011
Bubba; thank you for allowing us to see, what a real Football Player looks and acts like. You are a Hero, for many. Your movie appearances, were wonderful and I pray your Family, will receive any and ALL residuals, you are due.R.I.P. Gentle Man of God!! We all, Loved You. (spanky) Bay Area.
August 05, 2011
What a football giant and a great actor.

Rest in Peace.
August 05, 2011
Our heartfelt condolences to Bubba's family. We were so sorry to hear of his passing. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you all. With deep sympathy,
August 05, 2011
Bubba May be at peace with our Lord and Savior,God Bless Him. but he will not be forgotten, Thank You Smith Family for sharing a part of Bubba with the Football Industry and the Acting Industry,they will not be the same since he has gone. he has for sure left his mark on all who knew him.. Rest In Peace Bubba
August 05, 2011
sorry to hear about your loss but bubba was a great person.my prayer will be with family

from dr.fly/family
August 05, 2011
Thanks for all the excitment during your football career and all the laughter during your acting career. You will be missed but never forgotten. I have nothing but love for you my brother.You are in heaven playing football for the lord and the lead blocker for the angels.
August 05, 2011
Mr. Smith will remain in the hearts and minds of his fans (Footbal, TV & Movies). Remember GOD never makes a mistake. GOD will see you through.
August 05, 2011
THANKS FOR ALL THE LAUGHS ,YOU PUT ALOT OF SMILES ON MILLIONS OF LIVES,I WISH I COULD HAVE MET YOU BEING IM A COLTS FAN BUT ONE BLESSED DAY WE WILL ALL MEET AGAIN,GOD MUST HAVE NEEDED A GREAT DEFENSIVE END FOR HIS FOOTBALL TEAM,LOVED YOUR COMMERCIALS WITH BERT JONES,THANKS FOR EVERYTHING AND MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS SAD TIME IN THIER LIVES
August 05, 2011
I enjoyed all the movies,(Police Academy)God bless your family, you are in my prays.
August 05, 2011
YOU are missed MSU Jimmy
August 05, 2011
When you were with my Agency you were such a Great talent and so kind and always thoughtful. You really will be missed. God be with you and your family.
August 05, 2011
To Mr. Bubba Smith Family
May knowing you're
in the hearts and thoughts of others
help you and yours
through this time of sorrow.
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,
just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
God Bless,
Kimtraila Williams
August 05, 2011
August 05, 2011
Rest with God Brother.
You gave this world a shining example and you will be missed.Today's children could use more role models like you.
August 05, 2011
To the Smith family,I watched him on t.v. and enjoyed it. Blessed to have had a chance to see him, God bless the family. RIP BUBBA..... The Nelson Family. Because of Chirst.
August 05, 2011
A great man has been lost. Rest in Peace Bubba. Thank you for all the wonderful football and movie memories. You will be missed my dear man but NEVER FORGOTTEN!! God be with you and your family at this sorrowful time.
August 05, 2011
Bubba was a great human being. God bless the family and friends during this time of grief.
August 05, 2011
I so dearly miss my friend, even though it has only been 2 days. I can only say that we were glad to have him as our friend, even to have him leave us early. In heaven there is a Pro Bowl, and now a new team member there has arrived. My wife and I wish the Smith family peace. Bubba, you are needed on the Heavenly Set, lights, camera, and family are waiting.
Michael and Sharon Winslow
August 05, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 05, 2011
Rest in peace, Bubba. You will be missed.
I was a freshman at Michigan State in '65-'66 and was fully awed by the football team Duffy had assembled. Bubba was the premier campus celebrity - and certainly was easy to spot on the campus. In the few times I was around him, I echo the comments of others that he was a total gentleman.
August 05, 2011
What a wonderful, WONDERFUL man; taken from us all too soon. My condolences to the family.
August 05, 2011
Rest in Peace dear friend, it was great playing against you on the grid ---
J.
August 05, 2011
You were a good actor, My family enjoyed your movies, Rest in Peace Bubba,
August 05, 2011
MY PRAYER'S GOES OUT TO BUBBA SMITH FAMILY. THANX FOR ALL THE GOOD THINGS U LEFT BEHIND FOR US TO REMEMBER U BY. ALLAH(G-D) CALL HOME A TRU SOLDIER & GOT A TRU ANGEL FOR THE WORK HE HAS DONE WHILE HE WAS HEAR.WORK WELL DONE BUBBA SMITH UR N G-D'S HOLY GARDEN.UR LITE WILL FOREVER SHINE ON US.
August 05, 2011
Our Deepest Condolences To The Smiths,
I would like to send my deepest sorrow to one man that will be my true friend always,and that man was Big Bubba Smith.shared great times together many a year ago,that will always be deeply imbedded in my heart.Bubba will not only be missed by his devoted fans,but the entire Nation as well.When you got hit by Bubba Smith,you remembered it.The man for his size was unbelievably quick and agile as well.Big Bubba was just like a brother to me,and loved him as a part of our family.bringing him to Coatesville,Penna.to see my Fathers Scrap yard was facinating to him,watching a full size car compacted to a small bundle,by our Big HARRIS SHEAR 1000 Ton Capacity,was a monster.
This machine Bubba reminds me of you on the field,JUST GETTING THE JOB DONE.And in 1971 The Baltimore Colts did win Super Bowl V,thanks to my main man Big Bubba Smith and full crew.I will miss you ole Buddy,but now you have Gods Angels to guide you to everlasting peace.God Bless all of The Smiths in your time of need.We will light a special mourners kaddish in beth Israel in memory of my dear friend Bubba Smith from Rabbi Goldblatt,in Deerfield Beach,Florida
With all of our Devoted Love to The Smith Family
Elliot B. Riebman
Formally of Coatesville,Penna.
"The Original "Big "E" #68
"NO FAME JUST A NAME"
Now Residing:Boynton Beach,Florida
August 05, 2011
Rest In Peace Bubba-
You will always be remembered for giving back to your community! Luv Ya!
August 05, 2011
Job Well Done
August 05, 2011
Rest in peace Big Man, job well done
August 05, 2011
to the smith family. i have respect for this man and the memories .when i watched police acadamy movies he made me laugh even to steve gutanbourg and michal winslow. the sound effects guy. got to have hightower. he'll will me missed but respected.
August 05, 2011
Although I was not a football fan, I best remember Bubba Smith on TV. I loved the role he played. He will be missed by many. My thoughts are with Bubba's family. May the God of comfort help you endure this very difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). Please accept my deepest sympathy.
August 05, 2011
go home big man, you have earned have earned your place..
August 05, 2011
"To the Smith family- May our Heavenly Father the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you all. (2Cor 1:3,4). With deep sympathy."~ Gail (Al).
August 05, 2011
sergenant hightower u were the best in police accademy rest in peace
August 05, 2011
Bubba was a celebrity in E Lansing when I was in grade school. I also remember that he had a lot of parking tickets, LOL!
August 05, 2011
Smith Family: What memories he is leaving behind, what a legacy. May the God of all comfort (1 Corinthians 1:3, 4) help you all through this rough time. Try and be strong. Take care.
August 05, 2011
Mr. Smith, I hope you are in a better place. I enjoyed your shows.
August 05, 2011
Hate to here of my Idle bubber im from Texas an have seey you ikn person an watch you on tube my name is james Harris from Hemphill Texas use to go beaumont all time and heard talk of you and the school you come from and like you very much ther will be a lost in your family one of the good old boy's in good way not the mess that come with boy good guy
August 05, 2011
Sooo sad ur at pease now.
August 05, 2011
You were trully a blessing to this world and I hope many people know that. God bless your family and friends. with love, and my condolences to you and family,again. From Harris&Ricks (Portsmouth, Va
August 05, 2011
August 05, 2011
My heartfelt sympathies go out to family,friends,fans and all who knew"Bubba". Wonderful personality to be such and aggressive player on the field. Funny as an actor.Classic Police Academy Series". God Bless.
August 05, 2011
RIP Bubba and I know if they have football in Heaven the D line just got alot better.
August 05, 2011
August 05, 2011
Loved your acting and those great noises you made in the movies.
You will be missed.
So sorry for your family...
August 05, 2011
Bubba, you gave many great and wonderful memories to all of us that not only watched you on the football field, but in the movies. Go with God.
August 05, 2011
Bubba,
You helped light up Baltimore's Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoons. And you sent kids an important message -- speak with your deeds. And yours have endured. Thanks Big Man. RIP.
August 05, 2011
He was a kind soul. Never a harsh word for anyone. He'll make the angels smile with his antics.

Best Wishes to his family.
August 05, 2011
"LIEUTENANT HIGHTOWER" WAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RANKS THAT YOU ACCOMPLISHED IN THE POLICE ACADEMY MOVIE. YOU WORKED IN THE FLOWERSHOP ON ONE OF THE MOVIES. FAMILY, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD HAS A BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GARDEN THAT HE PLANTED, WATERED, FERTILIZED AND ALLOWED IT TO GROW SO TALL. UNTIL ONE DAY HE WAS READY TO PICK THAT SWEET FLOWER. R.I.P. "BUBBA"

TO: THE SMITH FAMILY,
WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND TO YOU OUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES.
FROM: THE VESSEL FAMILY OF GONZALES, LOUISIANA
August 05, 2011
No doubt Bubba will be missed by many,I didn't ever get to see any of his football career since I was just a young tike back in his hay day. I did however catch most all of his Hollywood career though,especially his participation in the Police Academy Franchise which I think was some of his best work as an actor. He was a very large guy and that alone took him far in life since you can't verywell be much of a football player at 5ft and 120 lbs. Go with God Bubba.
August 05, 2011
My prayers and thoughts to the family of Bubba Smith. He seem like a very nice person. I will miss is presence on the screen. I remember the time he and Deacon Jones were on Candid Camera. I still get a laugh from that. "Bubba, you dirty dog."
August 05, 2011
And another GREAT PERSON moves on to a higher calling ,So now 1 more Great sits at the right hand of God to pass on what he gave all of us in how he lived through example of life GOD HAS BLESSED YOU BUBBA SMITH, we will never forget you . Farwell Our friend .
August 05, 2011
RIP Bubba... I was fortunate to work with Bubba Smith on the Feature "Full Clip" as the HD Tech. He was a true gentleman and entertained us with his stories of growing up to be so big and playing football. He said his mother always had a sandwich made for him for his midnight snack... He was a truly humble and intelligent man I felt honored to know. He laughed when I walked around in his huge shoes, said it would really be funny if he wore mine! Loved ya big guy... Susan the tech
August 04, 2011
You were an awesome and inspiring player and a very funny actor. The work was a better place to have known you
August 04, 2011
For you Big, MSU will never forget "66"
http://youtu.be/bPvAQxZsgpQ
August 04, 2011
Rest big, God has you in the palm of his hand. Once a Spartan always a Spartan.
August 04, 2011
Take your rest in The Father's Arms and thanks for sharing your many triumphs with so many Mr. Bubba Smith!
August 04, 2011
Well done thou good and faithful servant. You will forever be remembered.
August 04, 2011
Thanks to the Family of Mr Bubba Smith for shareing him with us .May he Rest In Peace and May God Bless his Family at this time.
August 04, 2011
GodBless you BUBBA~
rest well inside the Afterlife
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
August 04, 2011
Condalences to Bubba's family.
August 04, 2011
R I P OFFICER HIGHTOWER.
August 04, 2011
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
August 04, 2011
R.I.P. HIHGHTOWER YOU WERE TRULY ONE OF THE GREATS YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALL
August 04, 2011
RIP Bubba Smith AKA Officer Hightower. Your Memories will live on in us all!!! Prayers go out to the family and friends you left behind!!!

The Mickles Family
August 04, 2011
RIP OFFICER HIGHTOWER! WILL MISS YOU BUBBA! MAX BROWN SEYMOUR IN
August 04, 2011
Peace be with you Big Bubba Rest in Peace.
August 04, 2011
"Officer Hightower " has reported to a HIGHER commander..REST !!
August 04, 2011
You autographed your photo in a Colts program for me when I was about 8 yrs old. My first one ever from a pro football player. Thank you for taking time for me that day Bubba. Rest in Peace!
August 04, 2011
August 04, 2011
Please allow me to extend my heartfelt condolences for the recent loss of your dear love one, Bubba Smith. He was fun to watch in Police Academy. He will be missed, but be assured that the God of all comfort will give you ( the family) the strength to cope in this time of grief. J.Wilson, Florida.
August 04, 2011
Rest in peace bubba.
Thank you for you sharing your good life with all. R.I.P.
August 04, 2011
R.I.P. BUBBA YOU WILL BE MISS
August 04, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 04, 2011
Bubba Who? Rest in peace, my friend. You gave us all countless hours of entertainment, on the field and on the stage. A loss.
August 04, 2011
God Bless You Bubba,I guess we do favor somewhat Cuz.
August 04, 2011
What a talented guy he was....Loved him in movies and tv....May be Rest in Peace..I hope his family can find peace at this difficult time.
August 04, 2011
My prayers are with all his family and friends. I didn't watch football but I loved watching him in movies. I would watch anything if he was in it.
RIP Bubba You will be missed.
August 04, 2011
thank you bubba for the great entertainment on the field & on the screen you were the greatest, rip
james marsh gl mich
August 04, 2011
A very talented man and will always be remembered....rest in peace BUBBA
August 04, 2011
I was deeply saddened upon learning of your passing at such a young age. I admired you as a football player and you made me laugh as a talented & humorous actor in the Police Academy movies.

Rest In Peace, Bubba Smith. You will be missed by many.
August 04, 2011
August 04, 2011
I'm praying for the family and may "Bubba" rest in peace.
August 04, 2011
I loved watching Bubba Smith in the Police Academy movies! I hope Bubba has a good time up in Heaven with our Heavenly Father and David Graff (aka Tackleberry). R.I.P. Bubba Smith. May you fly with the angels and watch over your fans, friends and family! I will always remember you as Hightower in the Police Academy movies along with David Graff!
August 04, 2011
He was one of the greats, he will be missed. Rest in Peace Bubba
August 04, 2011
TO THE FAMILY OF ' BUBBA" SMITH
PRAYING GOD PEACE FOR YOU.
August 04, 2011
I think it is very sad that he died i mean he wasn't very old he might of been one of the best QB's ever. Now my prayer. Rest In Peace little one you will be missed i pray that you go to glory with the lord in loving meomories of Bubba Smith. Bubba i hope you have a good time I see you when it's my rest in peace turn.
August 04, 2011
May you rest in Peace Mr. Smith.
August 04, 2011
You will be missed by all that came in contact with you!
August 04, 2011
...very saddened to hear of "Bubba's" demise. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and loved ones.
August 04, 2011
I am a female football fanatic! Because of the MSU/Notre Dame game I became a fan of MSU on that day & because of Bubba Smith & the rest of the team 7 yrs later I attended MSU. He is a reason that I am a Spartan for life and his acting career only added to my love for him. May he rest in peace and may his family be comforted in the fact that he was well loved & respected. Thank you Mr. Smith for all your contributions & a life well lived!
August 04, 2011
I remember that 1966 game against ND. Before the game, a sports writer asked one of the ND players what they were going to do about Bubba. The ND player replied, "Bubba, who?" That, in itself, made sports headline news. RIP, Bubba.
August 04, 2011
I'd say he rated right up there with the great ones in show biz.He was more than Great in Police Academy, it was just to soon for him to go.

R.I.P (Hightower), Bubba Smith
August 04, 2011
I enjoyed watching you in Police Academy. Rest in Peace! You will be missed...
August 04, 2011
MY CONDOLOENCES, SHOCKED AND SADDENED OVER THIS NEWS, PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I'M TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER HIS PLAYING DAYS, BUT I LOVE HIS ACTING.
August 04, 2011
This was the first of many Bubbas I have known in life! Always a Baltimore Colt fan, Rest in Peace my friend...
August 04, 2011
we"ll miss you bubba, god is love
August 04, 2011
To the family of Charles "Bubba" Smith:

Your loved one was a favorite of mines on Police Academy. He was too funny.

May the loving father Jehovah God, keep you and yours in this time of bereavement.

Always in prayer,

A loving fan of "Bubba" Smith.

Bobbie Sigers
August 04, 2011
We'll miss ya bubba ! Rest in Peace!
August 04, 2011
Bubba Smith is an iconic NFL figure. While playing in school-yards, streets, and backyards as a kid, we would choose names of players 'we wanted to be'. Bubba Smith was at the top of the list. My initials are BC (soft 'C'), and I was called Bubba Smith because of my name and my love for football. Anyway, a sad day for one of my hero's.
August 04, 2011
To the family of Bubba Smith, my most sincere condolences and may the hope of Paradise with the prospect of living forever free from all sickness and death bring comfort to your family. Job14:13-15- "There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow...Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince!"
August 04, 2011
YOU WILL SADLY MISSED. MAY GOD BLESS YOU NOW THAT YOU ARE AN ANGEL WITH HIM.
YOU WERE A SPECIAL FOOTBALL PLAYER AND SUPER ATCOR
MY SPECIAL DOWN SYNDROME SON WATCHES POLICE ACADEMY ALL THE TIME. MY SYMPTHY AND PRAYER TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS
CHERYL AND MIKIE ABRAMEK NJ
August 04, 2011
Well done officer hightower.AKA Bubba Smith. You set the standard we can all live by on, and off the field. RIP
August 04, 2011
You were one of my favorites! I will truly miss you. Rest in peace Bubba!
August 04, 2011
Thank you Lord and Saviour.
August 04, 2011
Our prayers go out to Mr. Smith and his family. Rest In Peace!
August 04, 2011
bubb smith is the reason i watch police acdamy i didn't even know who he was till i watch the movies..1 of the greatest actor RIP BUBBA SMITH
August 04, 2011
Mr. Smith is truly a legend of football and played when football was most enjoyable. Don't get that caliber of football anymore. Thanks Bubba for the great years you've given us. Rest In Peace! Damita Sherron (Nashville, TN)
August 04, 2011
My heartfelt condolences to Bubba's family and loved ones. May the God of all comfort be with you. (2 Cor. 1:3)
August 04, 2011
I saw the report of Hightower's death on the news. I enjoyed watching you during your acting career. God has brought peace to you. You'll be missed.
August 04, 2011
rest in heaven with the angels you were a great football player and an insporation to many children . you also were a great actor and made movies and shows fun you will forever be remembered as one of the greats ( tim dotter illnois)
August 04, 2011
Another great star from those great Colts teams leaves us. Bubba Smith had his career impacted, and cut short, because of the practice back then of always holding the first down markers upright. Because of his injury, they now drop them whenever players on the field come near them. His intimidation factor on the field was something to behold. Good for him (and us) that he was able to find success in the acting world after his football days. RIP Bubba. Please relay a "hello" from me to Johnny U., Jim Parker, John Mackey, and the rest of the gang who have preceded us into Heaven! You all brought me so much joy and inspiration as a kid, and I'll never forget you.
August 04, 2011
Rest in peace! Praying for the family.
August 04, 2011
GOD BLESS BUBBA AND AND HIS FAMILY, WILL BE DEARLY MISSED.
August 04, 2011
Another member of my beloved BALTIMORE Colts gone. "Bubba" was all class, a wonderful person, intelligent, athletic and creative. I imagine Johnny U will be the first one to greet him on the other side.
August 04, 2011
Big Bubba,you will be truly missed by me and my crew from Boston projects inWinston_Salem N.C.The 1966.Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family.Jesus is the great comforter,in times like these don't hesitate to call on Him. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY. Minister T.C.Fair
August 04, 2011
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
August 04, 2011
Rest in peace, Bubba. You are an awesome human being who made people feel special through your many efforts on the field, on the screen, and throughout the world! God Bless and Eternal Peace!
August 04, 2011
R.I.P Will be greatly missed.
August 04, 2011
Mr. Bubba Smith, aka Hightower will be missed. I enjoyed growing up and watching him play Hightower on Police Academy. I continue till this day watching his movies.
For the family of Mr. Smith may God comfort you in this time of need. Thank you for sharing him with the world.
August 04, 2011
August 04, 2011
To a great football player and actor. Thanks for all the police academy films, you were great in them and great on the football field.
August 04, 2011
for Toady...i remember your brother as a huge man and a huge talent but mostly as a heck of a Bid Whist player! Wilson Hall...'66...he will be missed by so many because he was just a nice guy!
August 04, 2011
RIP
August 04, 2011
I was fortunate to be a student at MSU during the years Bubba was there. He will be remembered as not only a great athlete, but as a kind and humble man. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to his family.
August 04, 2011
A humble and great actor you were as well as a great footbal player. You will be missed by all. Thanks for the memories and laughter in the 'Police Academy" movies.
August 04, 2011
Thanks for putting East Lansing Mi on the map Bubba, You are an inspiration to many and always will be. Rest In Peace.
August 04, 2011
My friend Bubba, was a man like non other. larger than life in size, and persona, he had a heart that was even bigger. I played on Colts with him for 1 year, and he was above all my friend.
August 04, 2011
My Deepest Condolences To Everyone.
May the "Happy Memories" remain in your Hearts forever.
My Thoughts & Prayers are with you during these days of Deep Sorrow.
He was a Great Football Player & Actor.
May he Rest in Peace in the Garden of Heaven.
With Warm Regards,
August 04, 2011
Rest in Peace Bubba!!! You will be missed!!!
August 04, 2011
"Says right here Bubba Smith's the winner"
August 04, 2011
So long Bubba. You were one of the great ones.
August 04, 2011
We never got the opportunity to meet Bubba Smith but as an athlete and actor he is well known in the circle of my family and friends.

May God Bless and strengthen his family and friends during this untimely bereavement.

Bubba, Rest in Peace!!!
August 04, 2011
Rest in peace, Mr. Smith. You will be remembered.
August 04, 2011
Rejoice In Paradise....
August 04, 2011
Rest in Peace Bubba. Even though you played on the other side of the ball from the NFL team I cheered for, you were a pleasure to watch. I enjoyed your acting as well. You will not be forgotten.
August 04, 2011
Last time I saw Bubba play was at the
old timers game in Baltimore (with Johnny
U and Joe Namath). He was nice enough
to pose for some pictures with us. A
really sweet person. Rest in peace Bubba. Fran Shikoski
August 04, 2011
To the family &friends of the late Mr.Bubba Smith .May his memories bring you joy and peace.We bless God for the years he gave you own earth.He will live own through his movies ,may God sustain you as you walk that last mile with your dear love one.You all hold own to Gods unchanging hands he will be a comfort and he will give you joy and peace and grace and mercer.Sleep own Mr.Bubba Smith your work own earth is done.
August 04, 2011
We all loved him, but GOD loved him more. RIP
August 04, 2011
"A Special Friend. I will always remember you: - Carrie Earl
August 04, 2011
My prayers are with the family. I loved watching Bubba on Police Acadmey. Lord Bless him.
August 04, 2011
MY HUB LOVE THE COLTS SO WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE ARE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY YOU WILL BE MISS
August 04, 2011
"A great Friend. You will always be remembered" - Carrie Earl
August 04, 2011
Rest in peace, my Spartan brother. So proud to share alumni status with you.
August 04, 2011
You were wonderful. Rest In Peace; sympathies to your family and fans.
August 04, 2011
i loved the movie police academy he was great actor im sure he will be missed, god bless his family
August 04, 2011
Bubba was a great actor he was great in football he was and is the type of person kids ought to look up to a man that was nice and strait up and could make people laugh in his movies to bad more players and actors are not like him humble but great .
August 04, 2011
We would like to expess our sincere condolences and extend our deepest sympathy to your entire family. May God always Bless and Keep you in His Care!!
With Much Love!!!
August 04, 2011
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Bubba Smith! I was a fan of the Baltimore Colts and Bubba, A fan of the "POLICE ACADEMY " movies.
my prayers go out for him and his family , friends, and fan. We lost another "GOOD MAN"! May He have Eternal Rest!

A Fan
Peter Verret
August 04, 2011
he was a funny actor and a great football player
August 04, 2011
I CAME INTERESTED IN MSU FOOTBALL AT THE TIME BUBBA
PLAYED AND BEEN AN MSU FAN EVER SINCE
JOE SCHMITT PORTLAND MICH
August 04, 2011
R.I.P.
August 04, 2011
Rest in peace Mr. Smith, God Bless You!
August 04, 2011
missed you- when you stopped playing football - your ability was rough and tough on the field-consistent-thanks for being a pro! Life is short -God Bless-praying for your family.
August 04, 2011
My heart goes out to the family of Mr. Smith. I remember hearing alots about him during my high school and college years. What a great and "outstanding" person. You will be greatly missed. .
August 04, 2011
Rest In Peace Gentle Giant!
August 04, 2011
My deepest and sincerest condolences To all who loved the the man that was Bubba Smith.
August 04, 2011
Oh what a guy he will be missed a great football player
August 04, 2011
We will miss him . God Bless.
August 04, 2011
sorry to hear this about one of my childhood heros
August 04, 2011
Thanks for the laughs as Moses Hightower. RIP Gentle Giant.
August 04, 2011
Bubba, You were a credit to your profession on and off the field, your dedication to both were above reproach. I really liked you as Moses Hightower the officer who was quiet but firm when you had to be. Your memory will live in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace BUBBA
August 04, 2011
I will always remember when I met Bubba as a freshman at MSU. He was a mountain of a man,soft spoken with a heart as big as Texas. He will always be warmly remembered for his time here as a Spartan of MSU. I pray his family finds comfort in the love so many have for Bubba.
August 04, 2011
R.I.P. SMITH
August 04, 2011
In Memory Of Bubba Smith aka "HIGHTOWER"
you will be missed. It was Great to meet you in person, you are a true genuine friend. so glad we got to know you. May God Bless You & Your Family now and always especially during these times of sorrow, Our Condoleneces to the Smith Family for there great loss. Rest in Peace Bubba
August 04, 2011
What a great loss to your family. Many people will remember him at this time and are prayers are with those who enjoy his life and career. My God be a source of comfort now and in the near future.
August 04, 2011
To the family of Bubba Smith, may God comfort you during this difficult time. May you also know that Bubba was admired and respected for his leadership on and off the field and in movies. He gave us all great pride across America.
August 04, 2011
Sorry for your loss. May the days get easier as you get the comfort you need from God.(Psalm 147:3) . . .He is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up their painful spots."
August 04, 2011
Mr.Bubba Smith you have touched so many hearts through your short lifetime whether it be with family or friends in your football career or in the acting field, you sure left your mark on the hearts of all who knew you, You for sure will be truly missed by the lives you touched as well as the lives of those who will be told about you... The football fans have lost a great player and as for acting fans , they have lost another great actor who left his mark on the world to follow. You will truly be missed by all who knew you,We offer our sincere condolences to his family and close friends May GOD be with you all during these times of trouble and heavy hearts, May you all turn your hearts upon Jesus and thank him for the memories you all share or shared with Bubba... May Bubba rest in peace.Good-Bye Bubba
August 04, 2011
We all had many laughs watching Bubba acting as a police officer in the series "Police Academy." FAMILY as you think of him, may many smiles come to your heart and know that he was loved and will be missed by so many. "God is near to those that are broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves." Psalms 34:18
August 04, 2011
Bubba, you made the the Police Academy movies ,I'm sorry to hear of your passing. I pray that God is with you and your loved ones./Jerry Wheeler
August 04, 2011
R I P Hightower
August 04, 2011
... Remember the song by Mel and Tim 'Back feild in Motion"? Bubba knew that well. Great football player & one of my favorites. Rest in peace Sir.
August 04, 2011
I am sincerely sorry for the loss your family has suffered. During this Difficult time please rememeber to pour our your heart to God for he is the one that will give real comfort(1 corinthians 1:3)
August 04, 2011
To the family of Bubba Smith all of us NFL Fans will miss him. Stay strong and God will take care of the hurt hearts. E.J. Memphis,TN
August 04, 2011
Rest in peace.
August 04, 2011
Rest In Peace Bubba!!!
August 04, 2011
TO THE FAMILY I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY CONDOLENCES. KNOW THAT WE LOVED HIM TOO AND HE WILL BE MISSED.YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST
August 04, 2011
He will be missed. Love his movies
August 04, 2011
Kill Bubba Kill. The sound at old Memorial Stadium still rings in my ear today. Thank you my friend, you were the greatest.
RIP Bubba.
August 04, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Smith Family. Bubba will truly be missed, He is now with Jesus and His Angel, May he rest in peace.
August 04, 2011
I liked him wen he plated in he Police Acadamy Movies
August 04, 2011
Our loss ....... Heaven's gain. Thanks for everything - you are a legend.Prays go out to you and your family. Matthew 6: 5 - 8
August 04, 2011
Such a wonderful actor and sportsman he will be greatly missed.
August 04, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 04, 2011
I was so sadden to learn of Bubba Smith's passing. I enjoyed watching him play football and acting. He was a scene stealer in all the Police Academy movies. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
August 04, 2011
Fly Bubba Fly!!!
August 04, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 04, 2011
I remember Bubba. Not as a football player but as a wonderful actor. I watched every police academy with him in it. To his family I'm really sorry for your loss. To all his fans, may they be footballers or watching his movies, Bubba Smith was one of a kind.
August 04, 2011
I'll always remember him as "MR. HIGHTOWER". What a great actor..
August 04, 2011
MAY YOU ALWAYS REST IN PARADISE "BUBBA". MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FAMILY. ONE HELL OF A MAN!
August 04, 2011
All around great man, loved him when growing up, RIP Bubba
August 04, 2011
One of the all time greats. God bless his family and friends.

Agnes
August 04, 2011
I just saw Bubba yesterday on a Married with Children rerun. What a tremendous athlete and all around good man. God Bless.
August 04, 2011
Great athlete, actor, and person. He will be missed. Condolences to the family.
August 04, 2011
To the Smith Family;
He will be sadly miss, I don't know a lot about football but i know he was a great actor..May he rest in peace..
NomaKnopp@msn.com
August 04, 2011
Thought's and Prayers are with the Smith Family at this time. Not only was he a great Football Player, he was a great actor.

RIP Bubba.
August 04, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 04, 2011
RIP Bubba, you will be remembered for all times. May your loved ones find peace in knowing that God only takes the best. Loved ones lean on friends who are your angels without wings in your time of bereavement. Peace, Love, and Healing to the family.
August 04, 2011
He was big on the field and he was even bigger off the field. A truly fantastic man has been called to do his bidding for God. I'm sure he'll be a spectacular in Heaven as he was here on earth. R.I.P. Bubba Smith
A Big Fan,
Rick
August 04, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 04, 2011
my prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your lost. He will be missed. Great person.

Debra Baker Sneads Fla.
August 04, 2011
Here r my thoughts n prayers go out to family n friends. U will be greatly missed by all of us. U r in Gods hands now. U r at peace. R.I.P.High Tower/Bubba <3
August 04, 2011
Please accept my condolences; I too am a graduate of Michigan State and I also loved seeing Bubba Smith in the Police Academy movies.
August 04, 2011
Sorry for your lost of your Loved. My you find peace in the Love of the Lord.
Debra Baker Sneads Fla
August 04, 2011
Were so very sorry about the passing of Bubba, we watched you on the football field, Great player, also a funny actor, many laffs, may you R.I.P.
August 04, 2011
May you draw comfort from the holy scriptures,Phillipians 4:13"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
August 04, 2011
RIP
August 04, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Always know Bubba is with you.
August 04, 2011
WE ARE IN PRAYER FOR THE SMITH FAMILY, MAY HIS NAME BE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE.BUBBA GAVE ME TIPS ON HOW TO PLAY. THANKS
August 04, 2011
RIP, loved your movies!!
August 04, 2011
REST IN PEACE
August 04, 2011
We will must you Bubba it is to bad they do not make persons or Football players like you anymore.

A Fan in Kansas City, MO.
August 04, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 04, 2011
Iam sorry for your loss. I hope the best for your family and I think of the scripture at act 17:31 will comfort you in this time of need.
August 04, 2011
You will be missed!
August 04, 2011
To the Smith Family,
Just want you to know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Not only was Bubba Smith a great football player, he was a great person. He gave me so many good memories in my childhood watching him play ball. May the many wonderful memories of Bubba comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Sincerely,
Keith Bube
August 04, 2011
Mr. Smith! You will be greatly missed.

To the Smith Family -
I am so sorry to loose Your Loved one,
August 04, 2011
God bless you Bubba, you never forgor where you came from
August 04, 2011
Bubba Smith have touched the lives of so many people and will truly be missed by all. May Our Heavenly Father comfort the Smith family, friends and fans alike and grant you peace to help you to cope during these difficult days. I offer my sincere condolences to you all. Phil 4:6,7
August 04, 2011
awsome athlete. and actor loved to watch his shows god bless
August 04, 2011
An awesome athlete and human being who has been apart of my lifetime. R.I.P Bubba!
August 04, 2011
Warm Summer Sun

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.

By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
The Poetry Foundation
August 04, 2011
To the Smith Family,
I was heartbroken to learn of the passing of Bubba. He was the ultimate gentleman when I attended Michigan State University. I and many other young ladies at that timeframe appreciated his concern about us and our safety on campus. He made every football game electrifying. Please, cherish all of the loving moments you shared.
I will be praying for your family.
August 04, 2011
TO THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OF BUBBA SMITH:
MAY GOD LOVE, BLESS & TAKE CARE OF BUBBA FOREVER & MAY THE HEAVENLY ANGELS SURROUND HIS SWEET SOUL~PEACE BE WITH YOU.
August 04, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 04, 2011
RIP Bubba, I will miss you so dearly. I could not have loved the Police Academy Series If it was not for you. We lost a victorious athlete, a brilliant actor and a great American. My sympathy goes to all your family and friend for whom I pray that God may fill their hearts with peace to go through these hard times. May God bless your soul Bubba. We will always love you.
August 04, 2011
To the the family of Bubba Smith - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
August 04, 2011
God be with all who feel the loss of not just a great player, but man as well. Thanks for all the memories Bubba,#78, a Baltimore Colt forever!
August 03, 2011
August 04, 2011
"May God rest and bless your soul and give peace and strength to your family at this time of grieving and celebrating your life".
August 03, 2011
rest in peace bubba Smith.....Very sorry to the Smith Families....
August 03, 2011
Met Mr. Smith when I was a boy and have loved him ever since.R.I.P. Bubba!
August 03, 2011
i am sorry for your loss.bubba, i will miss you. you were the best at everything that you did..
August 03, 2011
I so enjoyed Bubba on the football field and he was a great actor...what a great human being...

A devoted fan from......way back.

Kathleen Hodes
Northampton, Pa
August 03, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
August 03, 2011
God blessed Brother Bubba with a life, and He(God) added to it,a life more abundantly.It is such a blessing to have witnessed the hand of God moving in such a fine man, athlete and actor's life. Also a Brother! May God give you strength daily, and may your memories and the love you shared, help you to remember: that death is not final, it's just the usher into eternity, for those of us who believe! Christs' Love
August 03, 2011
Bubba Smith was a wonderful football player & actor. He will be missed by so many family members, friends & fans. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family, friends & former team mates. May Bubba rest in peace.
August 03, 2011
May God comfort and bless your loving family. We will miss you Bubba.
August 03, 2011
Our heart is missing you!!!

wendy stahl
baltimore,md
August 03, 2011
I am sorry to here of the passing of Big Number 95; you were way ahead of your time. My GOD bless your family in their time of sorrow.
August 03, 2011
To the family and friends of Bubba Smith:

I met Bubba over twenty years ago in San Diego at the home of his friend, Willie Buchanan. After that meeting, whenever I saw Bubba around Los Angeles, he always took the time to stop and say hello.

Bubba was an incredible spirit whose smile was not only contagious, but it seemed to light up any room he walked into. His magnetic presence will certainly be missed.

Today and in the days ahead, I pray that you will find comfort and peace in your memories of Bubba. He was a most extraordinary and wonderful gentleman and I feel honored to have been able to say I knew him.
August 03, 2011
He was awesome person and he will be missed and my prayers are with alll of you in your time of neede
August 03, 2011
Bubba was the best. Certainly one of Michigan State's all-time greatest football players. I was one of those who yelled "Kill Bubba Kill" from the stands along with thousands of other rabid MSU fans. A sad day in East Lansing and a sad day for the Spartan nation, but a glorious day in Heaven. Welcome Home Bubba!
August 03, 2011
August 03, 2011
Great athlete, and actor. Praying for the family. God Bless you during this difficult time.
August 03, 2011
May he rest in peace - there is a legend!
August 03, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 03, 2011
Bubba was a great athlete and actor,may
he rest in peace.With deepest sympathy.
August 03, 2011
My Sincere Condolence...

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
August 03, 2011
Rest in peace Bubba, and God bless your family. I was always and will be a fan and friend forever.
USC Class of 73/74
August 03, 2011
My prayers are with Bubba Smith and his family and friends. A great actor in the Policy Academy movies! God Bless You.
August 03, 2011
R.I.P. - I enjoyed his Police Academy character.
August 03, 2011
Bubba was a true gentleman, a role model, a great athlete and an entertaining actor. He will be missed. The Smith Family have my deepest sympathy.
August 03, 2011
To the Smith family from my family,you have our Sincere Sympathy in the loss of your love one Mr. Bubba Smith.There will never be another "Hightower" to play on Police Academy.
August 03, 2011
I enjoyed the Police Academy movies... R.I.P. Mr Smith
August 03, 2011
We will miss you
August 03, 2011
You were a legend and an inspiration to all of us
August 03, 2011
My condolences to Bubba's family. I remember meeting him at a picnic when we lived in Los Angeles in the 70's. He was such a nice person. You are in my prayers.
August 03, 2011
May you rest in peace and thank you for being such a role model to so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Margie
August 03, 2011
So sorry to hear about the passing of Bubba. I watched him play for the Baltimore Colts and enjoyed those years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.


Wendy Vorce
Laurel, Maryland
August 03, 2011
He Made me laugh, God Speed Bubba!~
August 03, 2011
He and Deacon Jones were 2 of my football heros as a kid. May he sail the calm waters of eternal peace, and have a cold brew from those easy opening cans he loved so much. God bless you, Bubba, and may He comfort all your friends and family.
August 03, 2011
Bubba, we love you man. My condolences to the Smith Family. Its a sad day for football. James-New Orleans, LA
August 03, 2011
Sorry for your lost. He certaintly was a great actor.
August 03, 2011
I met Bubba when I was a high shool basketball recruit visiting Michigan State my senior year. It was at the Kappa's regional ball. He showed me a great time during my visit and he was one of the nicest people I have ever met. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and may he rest in eternal peace.
August 03, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 03, 2011
You will be strongly missed Mr. Smith, I strongly give my condolences to your family.
August 03, 2011
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE SMITH FAMILY IN THEIR TIME OF SORROW. THANK YOU MR. SMITH FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP ON THE FIELD AND YOUR ENTERTAINMENT IN FILM AND TELEVISION OVER THE PAST YEARS. YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED.
August 03, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 03, 2011
An awesome player and actor who was fun to watch. He will be missed.
August 03, 2011
My condolences to Bubba Smith's family. We have lost a great player and actor. You will be missed.
August 03, 2011
My heart felt sympathies to Bubba's family. I became a fan when he was in the Police Academy movies. He will be truly missed. There is a star shining brighter with him looking down from above. A great loss for all who loved him. Will keep his family, friends and fans in my prayers.

Sam

Although not here in body, his spirit and memory will live on
August 03, 2011
Great ball player and a Great Actor. Good luck on your next journey. My Condolences to the Family.
August 03, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 03, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Bubba Smith's family. I really enjoyed seeing him on television in whatever role he played in. He was such a joy to watch.
August 03, 2011
What a shock to learn of Bubba Smith's passing. I was a big fan and my heart goes out to his family. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
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